Important Employer Alert: COVID-19 & GA Unemployment

Posted by Kenneth N. Winkler on

Below is important information for the following:
* Filing for unemployment;
* Mandatory filing by employers for partial claims; and
* Reemployment

In response to the recent development of COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is temporarily suspending in-person requirements for agency-provided services. In accordance with Governor Kemp’s recommendation, the GDOL is now providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers, and other reemployment services.

Employers are required to file partial claims on behalf of their employees whenever it is necessary to temporarily reduce work hours or there is no work available for a short period. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee.

The GADOL directs employers to the following links for quick access to the following:

For more important employment information, read “What Employers Need to Know about COVID-19” (March 18, 2020).

As always, please let me know if I can help.